Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You taught me how to Dougie, taught me, taught me how to Dougie

Once every 4-7 weeks (depending on our motivation, the size of the book and our busy schedules), I meet with my book club to discuss our current reading. That's right, I'm in a book club, I'm layered and deep like that!
{Book Club group. May 13th, 2011. Left to Right: Tracy, Kiesha, Yours Truly, Megan, Miranda, Shanin}
But...before I get too far into an intellectual lie that I can't find my way out of- let's call a spade a spade: my book club isn't entirely comprised of book discussions. We're all college graduates with plenty to say... but we also are sure to make the night as much about books as it is about drinks and food.. lots and lots of food. Case-in-point, our May book club took place at a unique eatery which I've blogged about before, Davis Street Tavern. It's a delightful restaurant with ruthless beer, decadent appetizers and transcendent plates:
{Very Pacific Northwest- above: our Fish Tale Organic Amber Ale}
{Above: Carrot-fennel soup, marinated olives, Pinot Noir}
After we're stuffed with food, we tend to use the last hour to discuss other wordly events pertinent to our existence. Harrowing questions such as:
  • Should I get highlights?
  • What are you guys doing tomorrow night?
  • Do you like these jeans (I got them on sale)??
  • Did you see what so-and-so wrote on Facebook that was [one will always be picked] funny/weird/annoying.
  • "Do you know how to Dougie??"
I kid you not about that last question... that was a fun book club. Two hours post-legitimate book discussion, a select few of us realized that not only did we not know how to Dougie but that we wanted to know how. In one swoop we were lined up in front of the TV taking the Cali Swag District course on learning how to Dougie with swagger. And because the Dougie teacher himself M-Bone was just shot dead (so sad) and this song is so damn catchy, consider this video your little Tuesday pick-me-up and my little tribute:

As for book club: friends, reading, wine, food, laughs, discussions... and gangsta rap?? Safe to say I'll be a lifelong member.


Dree said...

Book club with girly chats afterward? What could be better? I heard that M-Bone was shot, so I had to listen to his music yesterday. He was so young, bless him.


Unknown said...

Funnnn! I totally want to join that book club!


PorkStar said...

Interesting book club and worldly discussions except for the Dougie part. I can't stand it. I know im a party pooper.

erika sorocco said...

Now this is the type of book club I would love to be a member of. I either need to find one similar to join, or simply start my own! :P

Unknown said...

Look at all you pretty girls!!! I've always wanted to join a book club... I just need to find time to read! lol

Hahaha my sister and I had a funny convo about the Dougie... I don't actually know how to do it either... watching how to do it is the easy part... getting my body to move in any type of way that resembles a dance is another story...

Anonymous said...

This sounds like my kind of book club :)

Anonymous said...

I wanna join your book club! :)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Your book club sounds uber fun!! Makes me think it's kind of weird that such thing is basically non-existant here...

P.S. Thanks you for your comment on my latest post and for the compliment :) I see your point, makes me wonder though, when your bf opens doors for you, do you always say thank you or does he not expect it any more?

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

i wanna be in a book club!!

Tina said...

Aww you're so cute in a book club! but i like how its an updated version of a book club - out to food and drinks. very cute! and hmm, never EVER even heard of the dougie! lol and now i did! thanks for my tuesday lesson :)

Dirt On The Rocks said...

your book club sounds awesome. i've heard of some people being part of a book club and they come off much more serious you know? you're in a book club that seems to be filled with people that are down to earth and just interesting. :)

idk how to dougie but i do want to learn, haha. it's interesting watching my friends do it! i just dont feel like i have the rhythm for it.

Bronzed Humanity said...

That song rules...book clubs are awesome!

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Kristin W said...

I was in a book club in Georgia and it was the exact same way! I miss it :)

And so crazy, I heard the tail end about M-Bone being shot on my satellite radio today (the story from his gf was so sad), but did not know they sang this song. Actually I hadn't even heard the song, just the reference. Def sad.

Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

LOL I love how honest you are about your book club - sounds like my kinda book club ;)

But seriously, what ARE you reading at the current moment?

Lastly, I sadly do not know how to Dougie.. but am learning thanks to your lil' link ;)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Anonymous said...

that's a book club i can handle, don't ask me anything about the book and that song, very cali! love it!

Slamdunk said...

Now that is a unique book club--you bring fun to everything.

And I saw the story this afternoon on the drive-by--sad when a young life is taken like that.

Raven said...

I want to be in your book club! If being in a book club makes you a nerd then you gals are some HOTTIE nerds!! seriously!

"should I get highlights" hahaha!!!

love you. and now I am going to get in front of my computer screen, watch that video, and learn how to Dougie.

Unknown said...

I need to find a book club to join here. I've wanted to forever and yours looks way fun.

So sad about the Dougie guy but OF COURSE you know I know how to dougie. No for reals I was even in a dougie contest...

Unknown said...

I had never even heard of the dougie til i read this, totally gonna rock it when i go out tonight tho haha.